HRS Global Humanitarian Award in Memory of Dr. Ramasubba Lakkireddy | Heart Rhythm Society

HRS Global Humanitarian Award in Memory of Dr. Ramasubba Lakkireddy

HRS Global Humanitarian Award

The HRS Global Humanitarian Award recognizes a healthcare professional who has demonstrated commitment to humanitarian work to improve heart rhythm care and increase accessibility to care in underserved patient populations.

Congratulations to the 2021 HRS Global Humanitarian Award Recipient David T. Martin, MD, FHRS, CCDS

2021 HRS Global Humanitarian Award Recipient: Dr. David T. Martin, MD, FHRS, CCDSDavid Martin is Vice-Chair for network development and innovative care solutions in the Department of Medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. He trained in medicine at University College and the Royal London Hospitals in London, and in cardiology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Dr Martin is the President of Project Pacer International, a Boston-based charity providing cardiology care to indigent patients around the world since 1980 (

In this capacity he has a 25-year history of working in Bolivia managing patients with complex cardiac problems resulting from Chagas disease. He leads a large team of physician and associated-professional colleagues from around the world who participate in this work and who deliver outstanding care despite often challenging resource-poor circumstances. Each year the organization implants and cares for many patients with CIEDs; Project Pacer International is most grateful to its industry partners for their generous donation of many devices over the last 40 years. The organization has also worked in India and in several African countries including Morocco, Ethiopia, and Kenya.

A primary mission of Project Pacer International is to facilitate educational activities, and the delivery of care is always accompanied by bidirectional teaching with the active participation of medical students, residents, and fellows from around the world. The work of Project Pacer International is very much a team sport and Dr Martin wishes to express his deep gratitude to Adelqui Peralta, Oscar Ferrufino, Ximena Escalante Lazcano, Roy John, Kathy Malewicki, Muqi Chaudhry, Paul Broadhurst, Tom Piemonte and Anthony Moulton, for their exceptional support of the organization over many years. This award recognizes their magnificent humanitarian contributions.

Heart Rhythm Society Statement of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

HRS stakeholders share a common passion for accomplishing our mission to end death and suffering from heart rhythm disorders.

We believe our diverse backgrounds, experiences and interests are assets in reaching that goal, and we are committed to providing an inclusive environment in all our activities, where everyone feels valued, respected, and welcome.

We strive to have organizational leaders who represent all aspects of our diversity and who promote the diversity, equity, and inclusion that are essential to our success.


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